The annual summer music festival, held  just steps from Lake Michigan in Empire, is in full swing this weekend. A longtime favorite for its family-friendly atmosphere, feel-good vibe and ability to draw great music acts from around the country. This year’s line-up features a little of everything, including folk icon Arlo Guthrie, veteran jam bands like Particle and moe., and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (formerly of Nickel Creek) with his new "chambergrass" quintet, Punch Brothers.

Highlights include low-impact camping in a nearby preserve; local food vendors like Higher Grounds coffee and Moomers ice cream; a kids tent with craft projects and parades; a side stage to showcase well-loved regional bands like Breathe Owl Breathe and Steppin’ In It; and, of course, all the beaching, sunning and swimming you can handle.

Tickets are on sale at the gate all weekend. For news, artist additions and tickets, visit